Saturday, July 12, 2008

What's in a Name?

I am OCD. In this society, that is sometimes viewed as a bad thing, but I don't subscribe to that notion. I think being OCD is a good thing in a lot of cases. Such as my desk at work is always neat and tidy. I think it makes me look much more professional. Also, I have a notebook that is full of everything that has to do with my infertility treatments. I have a running tab that I am going to charge my future kids for bringing them into this world. Ok, maybe I won't do that, but they better not even think about not being smart. They are going to need scholarships for college! Anyway, back to my OCDness. I name everything! I named our new car Shark Bait Ooo Ha Ha. Yes, that is from Finding Nemo. Our car is dark blue and I wanted something that reminded me of the ocean. Russ bought me a stuffed puppy our first Christmas together in 2002. I named her India and I still snuggle with her when I go to bed. Russ always stays up way later than I. All of my Cabbage Patch Dolls have their original names. My sis and I are the only children I have ever heard of that chose one name for our CPK's and Barbies and they are still named those names. We also had our own play names that never changed and we each had a play-husband whose names never changed. Russ recieved a bobble headed old Norse doll for graduation that I named Sven. He lives by my computer now. So, my Dad arrived home from Africa yesterday morning bearing gifts for my mother, Russ, and I. I would like to introduce you all to:
Zambezee. Is that not the coolest name ever for the coolest giraffe ever?

This is Tonga. Dad brought this back for Russ and I. He's carved out of green stone. And he's a set of book ends.

This is the Rhino Dad brought back for my brother, Jeremy and his wife, Shawna. He's also carved out of green stone. He's also a set of book ends. I'd name him, but he's not mine so I won't.

This is a bowl that is made out of ebony wood. My mom is obsessed with bowls and dishes. I, for one, can't wait until the day she fills that with skittles!

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The Family of N said...

Li, as you are creative, Shawn and I would like you to name him. Let us know what you decided. We just want to help with you OCD.

Earl Gearl said...

It took me a while to decide, but I named him Chenka.

I Believe in Miracles said...

This post just made my day. I LOVE the giraffe. That's adorable.